I wanted to change the concept of my shop and here is the new spiel about what I am doing there.
I'll let you know here when it is up and running again.
Most of the clothing at Marvels and Dreams is designed and hand-made by me, Ariad.
Each piece is a unique creation. I don't have the desire to recreate my designs; to create a mass-produced range of clothing; I'd rather create when I am inspired.
I love the idea of everyone wearing unique clothing that reflects their personality/mood/look. My passion is to create one-off pieces that will resonate with someone and become a beloved garment.
Each piece is created with love and inspiration.
Each piece is created with quality craftsmanship and attention to detail.
Techniques include machine stitching, hand-sewing, embroidery, applique, crochet and beading.
Often a combination of these is used in each garment. I use a wide variety of materials in my creations. Reclaimed fabrics and yarns, acrylic yarns and fibres, pure wool, alpaca and hand spun and naturally dyed cottons.
My creation is a continually evolving experiment. I love to discover new techniques and invent new ways of doing things.
Most of my creations emerge without a pattern, just a seed of an idea in my head. Sometimes it takes weeks to find the right materials to finish an item. Sometimes it takes months to flesh out a design.
Some other items for sale are re-designed clothing and interesting accessories.
I off back to my sewing machine now, have a lovely day all.